Ask the Constitution Expert Sujit Choudhry on the Current State of Democracy

Professor Sujit Choudhry’s name continues to hit news headlines following his recent concern on the current state of the democracy in the modern political world. Sujit is a professor of Law at the University of California and the founding Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. He is a renowned figure in the field of politics and comparative constitutional law where he has been as an advisor for over 20 years (constitutionaltransitions.org.). He is an expert in training civil servants, political party leaders, bureaucrats, parliamentarians, advising various technical experts etc. He has some expertise in drafting various technical reports and memorandum. He serves in the World Bank Institute as a consultant and as a member of UN Mediation Roster.

When it comes to the constitution, Sujit Choudhry has played a major role in helping dignitaries from foreign countries who wanted to build constitutions for their home countries. Besides his advisory duties, he is a renowned writer with the current publication called Constitutional Democracies in Crisis where he plainly dissects various  issues that reflects political climate of the US. His mentions show deterioration of democracy in both the media and political field as well as how the political climate of Poland, Germany, and South Africa is a threat to democracy.

Sujit Choudhry commences with a controversial tweet by the Former AG in President Obama’s reign, Eric Holder. In his tweet Holder says that the American have to be seen and heard thus any termination of Robert Mueller who is the White House Special Counsel is a red line which will lead to demonstrations. Choudhry terms the “red lines” of Holder a good example of democracy failure. He goes ahead to term some rules like presidential terms as causes of chaos. In his discussion on the political climate, he discusses how the current Poland and Germany government has suppressed the constitution to ensure they rule and win smoothly in future elections which he calls democratic backsliding.

The tweet of Holder is also democratic backsliding according to Sujit Choudhry because finally, the Americans will be the determinants for them to be seen and heard. But if the people are to be seen and heard then the court must call autocracy by its real name. More on blogs.law.nyu.edu.

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